An (official) welcome to the newest addition at Seamly.co.
A few months ago, I started thinking about hiring…
While it was really scary to think about adding a new person into the Seamly.co mix, I knew it was time. I began a long, intensive search for the right person — to bring a fresh, creative set of eyes to the business, manage some of the operational tasks, and help with all kinds of projects as we grow.
Annie came onboard a little over a month ago, and it’s been TOTALLY AMAZING to have someone with her skill set around.
She created sketches of our edited-by-you designs in no time. She’s taken on a lot of the shipping responsibilities, and is coming up with a whole new packaging look for us. Annie is also working on a dye project (!) for the spring, and will be helping with lots of design work as warm weather rolls back around…
*rocking the charcoal basic tee above
Here’s a little interview I did with Annie, to introduce her to you guys and officially welcome her to the “team!”
K: Why were you interested in working for Seamly.co?
A: So many reasons! I am really into the sustainable fashion, made in the USA values Seamly upholds. It’s important for me to be involved in a company that has morals. Above that, I really appreciated the consideration and connection Seamly has with its customers. It was pretty obvious to me that the people who work at Seamly love what they do and want you to be happy with their clothes. To me, that’s the best.
K: How would you describe your personal style?
A: My style has changed so much over the years. I used to hunt for designer clothes in thrift and department stores, then I got into grunge / surf punk music which translated into a lot of ripped tees, black scuffed boots and blue hair. Now I’m way more casual, I wear a lot of basics that have interesting cuts and quality fabrics. My uniform these days is a loose fitting tee shirt and skinny jeans.
K: How did you become interested in the fashion world?
A: My older sister sparked my interest in the fashion world. I loved looking at fashion magazines with her, making our own tee shirts, jewelry and shopping way outside our price range. I went to Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston majoring in Fashion Design and have been involved ever since.
K: What are you most excited for in the fall styles?
A: I don’t think I can choose just one! I love fall and winter clothing because you can do so much with layering so I’d have to say the Blazer and the Moto jacket. I have a ton of hoodies and sweaters but nothing that is comfortable, stylish and easy to wear like those two pieces. I’m definitely looking forward to fall!
You’ll be seeing Annie (and her work) around more and more… for example, she style and planned the “No Sweat” Pants Lookbook and the latest Convertible Pantsuit Lookbook in entirety. I feel super lucky to be working with her, and excited for what future projects unfold!